Mission: Empa is the interdisciplinary research institute for materials science and technology of
the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the
well-being of society.
Within national and international networks we develop science-based solutions for
pressing challenges of society and industry in the areas of energy, mobility, building
technologies, personal health and the environment as well as advanced materials
Together with our partners we turn research results into innovations, thus boosting the
innovative capacity and the international competitiveness of the Swiss economy.
Furthermore, Empa works out the scientific basis for the sustainable development of
our society and for political decisions. We actively engage in public debate about novel
technologies and their wider societal implications – all this to one end: to shape
our future economically successful and environmentally sustainable at the same time.
Vision: Materials and Technologies
for a Sustainable Future
The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.
Compared to its context
The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.
Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)
Ranks by Subject area
We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas.
For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world.
If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal
These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.
This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.
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